Day 5 #TheYogaBrain
Today the asana should be about emotions, so I had to go with a backbend.
What a intense relationship I have with BBs.
I have never been a natural back bender, so I had to work hard to confront fear, stiffness, slow progress, etc.
9 months ago I found out my lower back was locked, due an injury ( not through yoga), and lost everything I had once achieved. I am doing physiotherapy every week, is painful, and frustrating as I don’t know when it going to get better. There is only tinny improving here and there.
Soooo... I am back to confront all my ghosts again. And my ego. As at the begging I couldn’t see pictures of myself backbending without feeling so sad.
It is still hard, but I am back at it. Somedays are bad, as it affects my practice. Somedays I just shake everything and say, ok, karma, not sure why, but let’s do it again.
I found BB so intense, all the boost of adrenaline, the high, the energy that the spine releases, is quite addictive, but unlike other asanas, I feel like I have to really “tame it”. So mixed emotions - and little victories sometimes.
I am just being able to breath properly when practicing again.
So here it is #Laghuvajrasana
I love doing it, and the happiness of practicing it, is definitely coming back.
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